4th of July Cut outs
Posted: 22 June 2009 09:34 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I have someone that wants me to make 4th of July cut out cookies. SHe was thinking maybe american flags, or fireworks or something….
I have no idea what to do. The problem I am having is, I usually put fondant on the cookies, and I dont really know if I can make RED and BLUE fondant (I assume that it would take a whole jar of coloring for each…and would it ruin the taste???) also, making american flags on a cookie seems ...way tough. I can’t come up with any other ideas other than stars (gold?) and fireworks…I have no idea what shape cookie I could do for that!  Any ideas??

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Posted: 22 June 2009 12:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Hmmm, I’m not much help on the coloring of fondant, but a white background with RW&B decorations seems reasonable.  A star shape cutout seems like a natural, with white fondant and red & blue piping.  How about a round cutout with a starburst firework explosion piped on it?

Hope you’re charging enough!

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Posted: 22 June 2009 12:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Ski, have you checked Martha Stewart’s website? She usually has some pretty cool ideas and pictures.

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Posted: 22 June 2009 04:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Ski, the King Arthur website has piped star cut-out cookies on its home page.
http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/Home

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Posted: 22 June 2009 06:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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ooh the circle with the firework sounds great!! Im going to do those and the stars. Now I just have to make red frosting UGH

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Posted: 22 June 2009 09:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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skiweaver9 - 22 June 2009 09:27 PM

Now I just have to make red frosting UGH

Ski, start with pink frosting and add red colouring to it.

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Posted: 23 June 2009 09:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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but in order to make pink you have to add red to white lol

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Posted: 23 June 2009 11:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Sorry Ski. I should have explained that better. You are supposed to add Rose Pink first and then add the red colouring. I think it is called Christmas Red.

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Posted: 23 June 2009 12:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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If you use professional paste food coloring you can get quite a dark red and blue.  I’ve done it on fondant for cookies.  No problem.

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Posted: 23 June 2009 12:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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ohhh haha, ok that makes sense. I have a gel coloring so I will try that. I only need a very small amount as the blue and red are only going to be outlines.

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Posted: 24 June 2009 12:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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I do what Rozanne does—start with a shade lighter then add the darker color. I love the way marbled fondant looks or icing pulled with a toothpick when using piped icing.

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